Crosstalk between hydrogen sulfide and nitric oxide in endothelial cells.
Bottom Line: H2 S had little effect on eNOS protein expression in ECs.LY294002 (Akt/PI3-K inhibitor) or SB203580 (p38 MAPK inhibitor) abolished the effects of H2 S on eNOS phosphorylation, NO production, cell proliferation and tube formation.Blockade of NO production by eNOS-specific siRNA or nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) reversed, but eNOS overexpression potentiated, the proliferative effect of H2 S on ECs.
Affiliation: Department of Biology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.Show MeSH
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Mentions: NaHS (50 and 100 μM) treatment markedly increased the phosphorylation of eNOS in ECs (Fig. 2A). The stimulatory effect of NaHS on eNOS phosphorylation was time dependent, and the increase in phosphorylated eNOS appeared at 10 min., peaked at 30 min., and gradually declined to baseline over the period of 1-hr NaHS exposure (Fig. 2B). NaHS treatment up to 36 hrs had no significant effect on eNOS expression level (Fig. 2C).
Affiliation: Department of Biology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.